Shortstraw @ The Louisiana, Bristol, United Kingdom
That's how we say hello in South Africa. That's right, South Africa.
Now we feel like we should premise this with a disclaimer stating that we are in NO WAY involved with Die Antwoord, but we are big fans of Nelson Mandela!
Here comes a little bragging for those needing to see some credentials. Short
Shortstraw is an indie rock band that has proven to be one of the most loved acts in South Africa. From hard rock festivals, to folk and world music, Shortstraw has been able to win over audiences.
The band has so far seen their latest album
debut at #1 on the local iTunes Chart
, as well have
four previous singles placed
within the top 5
of the 5FM Top40 countdown, South Africa’s biggest radio chart
Shortstraw won BEST INDIE at the 2013 MK Awards for the music video for One Long Day, and at the 2014 MK Awards picked up BEST ALBUM for Good Morning Sunshine and BEST VIDEO for the single Waterworks.
Shortstraw was nominated for BEST ALTERNATIVE at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards
Shortstraw has also had the incredible opportunity to have toured with a number of great international bands both in South Africa and abroad, including The Kooks (UK), The Jungle Giants (AUS), Bombay Bicycle Club (UK), Last Dinosaurs (AUS), and the Dune Rats (AUS). In 2014 Shortstraw headlined a tour across Japan, and will return in late 2015.